Watch the exclusive virtual launch of Infrastructure Australia's 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, a practical and actionable roadmap for infrastructure reform.

The 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan carries forward the unfinished reforms of the 2016 Plan and outlines a cohesive vision for reform. It is intended to deliver infrastructure for a stronger Australia, and support our national recovery from the still-unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the bushfires, drought, floods and cyber-attacks that have tested our resilience in recent years.

REFORMS TO MEET AUSTRALIA'S FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

The 2021 Plan is being delivered at a critical moment in Australia’s history. But despite the challenges of recent years, Australia is well placed to take advantage of opportunities in the post-pandemic recovery phase.

The Plan represents an industry consensus on what needs to be done to deliver quality, fit-for-purpose infrastructure for all Australians from now to 2036. It has been informed by an extensive sector-specific engagement program that targeted more than 6000 stakeholders, including industry experts, government agencies and academics.

  • Hear from Infrastructure Australia's Chief Executive, Romilly Madew AO FTSE, and Chief of Policy and Research, Peter Colacino.
  • Panel discussion chaired by Jennifer Westacott AO, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia.
  • The launch event is a partnership between Infrastructure Australia and the Business Council of Australia, and brought to you by the team behind Infrastructure Magazine.
WATCH THE LAUNCH EVENT

THE AGENDA

Opening remarks from the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan host, and Managing Editor of Infrastructure magazine, Laura Harvey

Welcome message from Julieanne Alroe – Chair, Infrastructure Australia

Keynote address by Peter Colacino – Chief of Policy & Research, Infrastructure Australia

Panel discussion, chaired by Jennifer Westacott - Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia

Featuring:

Romilly Madew – CEO, Infrastructure Australia

Scott Charlton – CEO, Transurban Group

Larry McGrath – Managing Director, Rainhill Consulting

Audience Q&A

Conclusion of the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan launch

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Romilly Madew AO FTSE

Chief Executive – Infrastructure Australia

Romilly Madew AO FTSE was appointed Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia in early 2019, and is responsible for overseeing Infrastructure Australia’s critical role in helping governments prioritise projects and reforms that best serve our communities.

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Peter Colacino

Chief of Policy & Research – Infrastructure Australia

Peter Colacino is one of the leading voices in Australian infrastructure. He is responsible for driving Infrastructure Australia’s transformative policy and research agenda across sustainability, resilience, place-making, industry productivity and transport planning.


Jennifer Westacott AO

Chief Executive – Business Council of Australia

Jennifer Westacott AO has served as Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia – the nation’s premier business organisation – since 2011, bringing a unique combination of extensive policy experience in both the public and private sectors.


Scott Charlton

Chief Executive – Transurban Group

Scott is Chief Executive Officer of Transurban, a leading infrastructure company with operations in Australia and the USA.  An engineer by training, Scott has more than 25 years of experience in developing, funding, constructing, and operating infrastructure assets, working with some of the sector’s leading corporations.


Larry McGrath

Managing Director – Rainhill Consulting

Larry is an urban geographer by background, and his career has seen him work across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in transport and infrastructure, helping to deliver some of Australia’s largest and most complex projects and implement significant reform initiatives.

ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE AUSTRALIA

Infrastructure Australia is the nation’s independent infrastructure advisor. We provide research and advice to governments, industry and the community on the infrastructure investments and reforms that will benefit all Australians.

Working closely and collaboratively with stakeholders across government and the infrastructure sector, our focus is on raising the quality of infrastructure planning and delivery throughout Australia.

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ABOUT THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

The Business Council of Australia represents Australia’s largest employers, advocating for good policy on behalf of the business community and the Australians they employ.

Members represent a range of sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, information technology, mining, retail, financial services and banking, energy, professional services, transport, and telecommunications.

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